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Evan Bayh (D-Ind.)


Biography
Political Highlights: Ind. secretary of state, 1986-89; governor, 1989-97; U.S. Senate, 1999-2011
Born: Dec. 26, 1955; Shirkieville, Ind.
Residence: Indianapolis
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Susan Bayh; two children
Education: Indiana U., B.S. 1978; U. of Virginia, J.D. 1981
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Airland; Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Readiness & Management Support - Chairman); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; National Security & International Trade and Finance - Chairman; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; National Parks; Water & Power); Small Business & Entrepreneurship; Select Intelligence; Special Aging

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2004generalEvan Bayh (D) 1,496,97661.7
Marvin Scott (R) 903,91337.2
Albert Barger (LIBERT) 27,3441.1
1998generalEvan Bayh (D) 1,012,24463.7
Paul Helmke (R) 552,73234.8
Rebecca Sink-Burris (LIBERT) 23,6411.5
Roll Call Vitals

42nd

Indiana is 42nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

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